Garbine Muguruza on Peng Shuai case: Real truth may never be known

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Garbine Muguruza on Peng Shuai case: Real truth may never be known

Former world No. 1 Garbine Muguruza fears we may never get to know the real truth about the Peng Shuai case. "Are we going to know something about this? I don't know, I think it's a complicated country to deal with," Muguruza told reporters ahead of the Australian Open, as quoted on Eurosport.

"It's a little bit not moving forward, I feel. It's just there since months and months. "It seemed like for a moment, okay, we're going to find out what's happening. "I think it's going to be very difficult to find a real truth and for her to be able to talk freely."

Muguruza praised the WTA decision

After failing to get a verifiable proof that Peng was well and safe, the WTA suspended all tournaments scheduled to take place in China this year. "I feel like this is something that the WTA has done great," added Muguruza.

"I think they've showed a lot of courage and character by supporting these and taking these strong decisions." Meanwhile, Muguruza kicked off her 2022 season this week. Muguruza made the Sydney quarterfinal, before suffering a surprise 6-4 6-4 loss to Daria Kasatkina.

Kasatkina was absolutely thrilled after beating Muguruza. "I think this is the best start of my career ever," Kasatkina said after beating Muguruza. "I think I never start the season that well. To win always feels amazing.

Doesn't matter if you are winning the matches right before a slam and you maybe feel you're tired - it doesn't matter, because better you win the matches than you lose first round, and then you go and you have one week to practice, but for what? You have been practicing the whole preseason.

"So the most important is the confidence, and you get it by winning matches. This is the most important, because at the end, OK, tiredness can affect of course, but the most important is to feel confidence while you're playing."